6 responses

  1. Joseph Singer
    May 15, 2013

    Why do you insist on saying that Minnesota is the first midwest state to have marriage equality when Iowa (news it’s midwest too!) has had marriage equality since 2009.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwestern_United_States

    Please get with the program!

  2. occono
    May 15, 2013

    “Not by court order”.

  3. Jim Burroway
    May 15, 2013

    John Singer,

    I did not say Minnesota is the first midwest state to have marriage equality. I said it was the first one to get it via legislative initiative and not under court order.

    Get with the program! ;-)

  4. Michael C
    May 15, 2013

    While Minnesota legislators rocked my socks today, it also pleases me to hear that the nationwide reaction is rather ho-hum.
    I can get married, now! The rest of the country says “That’s nice, dear.”

  5. Ben McL
    May 15, 2013

    I’ve noticed, too, that the response to the recent spate of Marriage Equality victories has been rather ho-hum (outside of the LGBTQ sphere). It has been in newspapers but I specifically watched the network news broadcasts (ABC, CBS and NBC) and there was not a single mention of RI, DE or MN passing Marriage Equality. I know it was mentioned in those respective states but I guess we’ve reached a point where it’s not such a big deal anymore. As Michael C said, “I can get married now! That’s nice, dear.”

    I’m sure when the Supreme Court decision comes down we will have a flurry of news coverage and then RI, DE and MN will be mentioned and the talking heads of Tony Perkins and Brian Brown and others will declaim on the upcoming downfall of civilization but until then I guess we should be happy for the quiet.

  6. Timothy Kincaid
    May 15, 2013

    Yep, it’s old hat.

    The next time the news will notice our battle is with the SCOTUS decisions in June. And if they don’t overturn the anti-equality apple cart, after that the next national news story will be Oregon reversing their marriage amendment.

    And from then on, it will only be local news: “Also today the voters amended the state constitution to allow gay couples to marry. And now to Susan who is at the zoo where a new baby giraffe was born.”

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